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'Iraqi Post and Telegraph Guide 1930' [‎163v] (345/483)

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The record is made up of 1 file (229 folios). It was created in c 1930-c 1939. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Foreign Post Directory.
Limit of Value —None. _
Insurance Available up to £ 80 for parcels by routes (a) and(b).
Special prohibitions I—Letters ; soiled paper ; cotton waste; fresh
flowers ;■ coffee prepared with colouring matter ; colouring
matter and essences used for the manufacture or adulteration of
wmes ; arms and munitions of war (unless addressed to the
fetate authorities) ; game ; (from February 1 st to August 1 st) •
copper, nickel, silver, or gold coins not current in Roumania
except antique coins ; coins intended for purposes of orna-
ment ; saccharine and similar products (unless addressed to
authorised chemists) ; tobacco, cigarette papers, playing cards'
salt, iron, compounded medicines, pharmaceutical specialities!
mineral waters, margarine, and weights and measures of any
Kind are only admitted by special permission. Trees and
shrubs and parts thereof must be accompanied by a phylloxera
certificate. The importation of food and meat is subject to
special conditions, and parcels containing them can only be
accepted at the sender’s risk.
T^ema/) JiS The contents should be described in detail on the
Customs declaration, the value and net weight of each kind of
article or goods being stated. Parcels containing merchandise
sent >y or to traders should be accompanied by two invoices
of w nch one should be enclosed in the parcel and the other
attached to the relative despatch note.
Parcels for Roumania must be packed in strong wooden boxes or
m canvas, Jinen or similar material and not merely in paper
01 cardboard, and must be securely sealed with wax, lead or
Letter Post—
Letki po.s/af/e. 3 annas for the 1st 20 grammes and 1 2 annas
01 e ^ ei -^ additional 20 grammes or part of that weight.
"Route —Through Syria.
By Air—Through Egypt.
Insurance. —Not available.
Spec,at prohibitions’^ Documents, printed matter, printers’blocks,
piotographs, films, drawings etc., injurious to the Soviet
rtepuDiic ; out-of-date paper money ; bonds issued by in-
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Printed volume containing details and rules of posting in Iraq.

Key chapters in the volume cover:

  • Inland post
  • Foreign post
  • Foreign parcel post
  • Money orders
  • Official post articles
  • Railway post letters
  • Telegraphs.

There are some loose folios in an envelope, placed at the back of the volume. These contain amendments suggested to the parcel postage section; their author and date are unknown.

Extent and format
1 file (229 folios)

The volume’s contents are arranged into eight sections. Contents pages (ff 6-9) lists the chapters, and refer to page numbers.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 231; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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